Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

FIRST RECORD OF THE LONGNOSE PUFFER (SPHOEROIDES LOBATUS: TETRAODONTIDAE) IN MALPELO ISLAND, COLOMBIAN PACIFIC.

Stephanía Rojas-Vélez, José Julian Tavera

Abstract


Among the eight species of the genus Sphoeroides (family Tetraodontidae) that inhabit the Tropical Eastern Pacific only Sphoeroides lobatus has been reported in more than one
group of oceanic islands: Galápagos, Revillagigedo and Isla del Coco. This work presents the first documented record of the longnose puffer (S. lobatus) at Malpelo Island, Colombian Pacific.


Keywords


Oceanic islands, Tropical Eastern Pacific, Puffer-fish.

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2017.46.1.723

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